Seize the Opportunity to Photograph Hummingbirds!
Believe it or not a rainy day is one of the best days to photograph hummingbirds! Since most flowers are closed and bugs are scarce during a rain shower and overcast skies, hummingbirds will visit feeders more frequently. Ours visit about once every 10-15 minutes.
This feeder hangs from a gutter in front of our kitchen window. Because we have a wide soffit I’m able to keep the window open without getting wet. All I have to do is sit inside and wait patiently for a hummingbird to show up.
On an overcast day lighting conditions won’t be perfect so you will need to increase ISO, and if you photograph them while they’re perched on a feeder or branch, there’s no need to worry about shutter speed.
Be sure to keep your camera equipment dry while photographing birds in the rain. Photograph through an open window or purchase a rain cover for your camera. What are you waiting for? Make the best of a rainy day, get outside and give it a try!
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